Well Over Half a Million Floridians Got Covered During First Month of Second Open Enrollment Period

December 30, 2014

HHS announces today nearly 675,000 Floridians #GotCovered through the health insurance Marketplace since the beginning of open enrollment

MIAMI, FL – Nearly 6.5 million Americans — including 673,255 here in Florida — have enrolled in the health insurance Marketplace since open enrollment began on Nov. 15. These Floridians now have the peace of mind and security of health coverage, knowing that they’re not one broken bone or unexpected illness away from bankruptcy. And consumers who renewed their coverage before the Dec. 15 deadline will start off the New Year with seamless coverage and the right amount of financial help.

“During the first month since the Marketplace re-opened, more than half a million Floridians enrolled on the health insurance Marketplace as Florida leads the nation in enrollment on a Federally Facilitated Marketplace. The report released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services confirms what we’re seeing on the ground—that there is greater consumer interest in affordable health coverage and that currently-enrolled Floridians are successfully renewing coverage,” said Nicholas Duran, Enroll America’s Florida State Director. “By applying lessons learned during the first open enrollment period and leveraging new tools like the Get Covered Connector, Get Covered America has been able to help more Floridians than ever get covered and stay covered. We have a lot of work left to do before the Feb. 15 deadline, but this encouraging report will help propel our team through the final weeks of open enrollment.”

The availability of financial assistance in purchasing new coverage continues to play a significant role in Florida’s positive enrollment figures with 94 percent of all new sign-ups selecting a plan with financial assistance— a three percent increase since the first enrollment period. The Get Covered America campaign will continue reaching out to Floridians to help them enroll in coverage or renew existing coverage by the Feb. 15 deadline.

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